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“A Wrinkle in Time” fails to measure up

“A Wrinkle in Time” fails to measure up

Ann Marie Smetona, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“A Wrinkle in Time” came to theaters March 9 to high expectations, due to its star-studded cast, famed source material and distinguished director. With Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine playing major roles, the film adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s 1962 classic chil...

“Tomb Raider” strikes gold

Harrison Bloom, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Released in the United States on March 16, 2018, “Tomb Raider” is directed by Roar Uthaug, and stars Alicia Vikander as its titular heroine. It’s the third film inspired by the classic video game franchise of the same name; famous for its action, puzzle solving and entertaining story. Despite the...

Italian program screens baseball documentary

Italian program screens baseball documentary

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Local Events

Baseball has always been a big part of Cleveland culture, and on Wednesday, March 28, students and faculty at Case Western Reserve University have an opportunity to learn more about it. At 7:30 p.m., a “Celebration of Italian American Baseball” will feature a screening of an award-winning documentary,...

“Jessica Jones” comes back stronger

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Jessica Jones” returned March 8 for a second season, just in time for spring break. The second season picks up after the death of Kilgrave and with Jessica Jones looking for new cases with the help of her friend and now-employee, Malcolm Ducasse. Early in the season, a man named Robert “Whizzer”...

Playlist of the Week: Mar 23 – 30

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.genius.com “Lemon (Drake Remix)” - N.E.R.D and Rihanna Drake has had a more productive first quarter of 2018 than he did in all of 2017. He released the “Scary Hours EP,” and added verses to songs by Migos, Lil Wayne and BlocBoy JB. On Mar. 17, Pharrell Williams decided to pay ...

No Spring Break plans? Justin Nozuka stops in Cleveland

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Justin Nozuka has been in the music industry for over a decade now. After releasing his debut album, “Holly,” in 2008, Nozuka has released two other albums, “You I Wind Land and Sea” in 2010 and “Ulysses” in 2014. Now, he’s touring and releasing his fourth album in three installments. Th...

Concert aids Yemen famine relief, raises awareness

Concert aids Yemen famine relief, raises awareness

Abigail Bickel, Contributing Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music, Top Stories

On Friday, Feb. 24, five bands got together at the Plymouth House, Cleveland’s West Side DIY central music hub, to “turn their debauchery into something positive.” The House hosted a benefit show to raise money for the Yemen famine crisis, and in doing so, helped bring awareness to the problem....

Fail-metal Alchemist

Fail-metal Alchemist

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Fullmetal Alchemist” is a popular manga that spawned a large franchise that most recently includes a live movie adaptation released by Netflix. Despite the overwhelming success of the series as a whole, the live adaptation fails to live up to its source material. “Fullmetal Alchemist” f...

Academy awards predictions

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As the 90th Academy Awards approach on Mar. 4, The Observer staff shares its thoughts. Sanjay Annigeri, Sports Editor: When Margot Robbie is giving her Best Actress acceptance speech, Tonya Harding will stand up from the audience and interrupt her to apologize to Nancy Kerrigan. Kerrigan will then ...

“Fifty Shades” leaves audiences satisfied

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Fifty Shades Freed” hit theaters on Feb. 9, approximately one week before Valentine’s Day, just as its two predecessors have. This film is the third and final adaptation of E. L. James’s erotic trilogy, the first book of which was published in 2011. Since appearing on the big screen, the...

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